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Nationally Recognized Hampton University Center For Public Policy (CPP) Releases New Presidential Poll
09/01/2016 - #18

Hampton, Va - Recognized by The Washington Post for its 100 percent accuracy, the Hampton University Center For Public Policy (CPP) releases a new enlightening poll.   If the presidential election were held today it would be a statistical dead heat.  That was the clear result of the August CPP polling of registered Virginia voters.

With only 67 days left before Americans head to the polls for the November 8th Presidential Election neither candidate has a lead on the other and both candidates are carrying relatively high unfavorable ratings. Not much has changed for the White House hopefuls.  Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump remain in the same virtual tie that CPP polled in July.  The poll questioned 801 Virginia voters who said they were likely to vote.  When asked for whom would they vote,43% chose Democrat Hillary Clinton, and 41% indicated that they would vote for Republican Donald Trump.

Q4. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote:

The Democratic ticket of
Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine
The Republican ticket of
Donald Trump & Mike Pence
Don't know/Refused 16%
TOTAL 100%


Both candidates for President continue to struggle with high unfavorable ratings (Trump 55%, Clinton-54%), while their picks for Vice-President both share high favorable ratings (Kaine 50%, Pence – 39%) among Virginians over relatively lower unfavorable ratings (Kaine 40%, Pence 32%).


Q10 & Q11.  Do you believe Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump is trustworthy or not?

August 2016
August 2016
Trustworthy 42% 32.1% 35% 28.5% 36.7% 40%
Not 56% 64.4% 61% 67.5% 58.1% 56%
Don't Know/Refused 2% 3.5% 3% 4% 5.2% 4%


The economy and jobs remain a number one concern and 52% of Virginians surveyed want the next president to make that issue a priority. 

 February 2016July 2016August 2016
Working to improve the Economy and create jobs 47.8% 42.1% 52%
Terrorism 17% 23.9% 18%
Healthcare 15% 9.8% 16%
Size of Government 8.8% 9% 5%
Immigration 7.6% 9.5% 4%
Don’t Know/Refused 3.8% 5.7% 4%


The Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP) poll was conducted from August 24-28, 2016 and included 801 registered voters who said they were “likely” to vote on November 8, 2016 in the Virginia General Election.

The HU Center for Public Policy is an objective, non-partisan source for information and solutions on a variety of topics. Along with HU’s mission of education and service, the Center for Public Policy stands to serve as the pulse of the people of Virginia.  For top line results, the executive summary and more information on the Hampton University Center for Public Policy call 757-727-5426 or visit http://www.hamptonu.edu/cpp/


Click here to read the Executive Summary

Click here to view the Top line Results


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